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How to Study Public Life

Jan Gehl

How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This question is becoming increasingly urgent to answer as we face diminishing fossil-fuel resources and the effects of a changing climate…

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Architecture 101: From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building Styles and Materials

Nicole Bridge

A crash course in designing and constructing buildings Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides…

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97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts

Richard Monson-Haefel

In this truly unique technical book, today’s leading software architects present valuable principles on key development issues that go way beyond technology. More than four dozen architects — including Neal Ford, Michael Nygard, and Bill de hOra —…

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A Burglar’s Guide to the City

Geoff Manaugh

Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar’s Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You’ll never see the city the…

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Norman Foster: A Life in Architecture

Deyan Sudjic

Amongst many other buildings, Norman Foster is responsible for the design of Beijing’s new airport, one of the world’s largest, for the Rossiya tower in Moscow, in contention to be the tallest skyscraper in Europe until the credit…

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Kevin McCloud’s 43 Principles of Home: Enjoying Life in the 21st Century.

Kevin McCloud

This inspirational yet practical book explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. Kevin McCloud offers up his 43 principles of home life – each one addressing very real and solvable domestic issues.

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The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria

Marwa al-Sabouni

Drawing on the author’s personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this timely and fascinating account offers an eyewitness perspective on the country’s bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built…

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Just Enough Software Architecture: A Risk-Driven Approach

George H. Fairbanks

This practical guide seeks to make architecture relevant to all software developers. Developers need to understand how to use constraints as guiderails that ensure desired outcomes, and how seemingly small changes can affect a system’s properties.

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Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts: And Whatever the Heck Else We Could Squeeze in Here

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

This Old House meets Wayne’s World in this zany guide to designing and building tiny homes Derek Diedricksen has always had a love for small, modest houses ever since his father gave him the book Tiny Tiny Houses…

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Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City

Kurt C. Schlichting

Grand Central Terminal, one of New York City’s preeminent buildings, stands as a magnificent Beaux-Arts monument to America’s Railway Age, and it remains a vital part of city life today. Completed in 1913 after ten years of construction,…

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Cloud Strategy

Gregor Hohpe

Every enterprise finds itself in some stage of a cloud migration these days. Cloud computing is an amazing resource that can provide fully managed platforms, auto-optimizing and even auto-healing operations, per-second billing, pre-trained machine learning models, and globally…

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Drawing Shortcuts: Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today’s Technology

Jim Leggitt

An ingeniously simple drawing approach that joins traditional hand drawing techniques with modern technology Start creating top-quality drawings faster and more effectively-with Drawing Shortcuts. This book presents practical techniques and applications that will improve your drawing skills and…

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